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Peggy Frew + Sonia Orchard + Tom Lee

Cinema B, GoMA

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Peggy Frew

Peggy Frew

Peggy Frew’s work has appeared in New Australian Stories 2, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, and The Big Issue. Islands is her third novel. Her first, House of Sticks, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and was shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Prize for New Writing. Hope Farm, her second, won the Barbara Jefferis Award, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award.

Sonia Orchard

Sonia Orchard

Sonia Orchard is a freelance writer, creative writing teacher and the author of three books. Her memoir Something More Wonderful was a national bestseller for biography, and her first novel The Virtuoso won the 2009 Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction. Her most recent novel, Into the Fire, explores power, guilt and womanhood. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and lives in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee

Tom Lee was named as one of the 2019 Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists for his debut novel Coach Fitz. He is a senior lecturer in design at the University of Technology Sydney and was born in country New South Wales. Tom is known for his writing on technology, landscape, aesthetics and the senses.

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Veny Armanno

Veny Armanno

Venero Armanno (known as “Veny”) was born in Brisbane and is now the author of ten critically acclaimed novels, including his recent book Burning Down (2017). His other well-known books include Black Mountain (2012), The Dirty Beat (2007) and Candle Life (2006).

Further back, Veny’s novel Firehead was shortlisted in the 1999 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; in 2002 The Volcano won the award with Best Fiction Book of the Year. His work has gone on to be published in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Israel and South Korea.

Veny is a trained screenwriter (AFTRS diploma) and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Queensland. His other books include The Lonely Hunter (1993), Romeo of the Underworld (1994), My Beautiful Friend (1995), and Strange Rain (1997), as well as two short story collections: Jumping at the Moon (1992) and Travel Under Any Star (2016).


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